Tigers Dominate the Paint in Victory Over Yeomen

Tigers Dominate the Paint in Victory Over Yeomen

Greencastle, Ind.- The DePauw University men's basketball team defeated the Oberlin College Yeomen 71-62, improving to 7-5 in the North Coast Athletic Conference.

DePauw played with grit in its victory over the Yeomen, forcing 14 turnovers throughout the game and putting up 38 points in the paint to Oberlin's 24.

Despite falling behind 5-10 early in the first half, the Tigers would go on a six-point run to take a brief 14-13 lead over the Yeomen.

For the remainder of the half, DePauw and Oberlin would trade baskets resulting in nine lead changes and three ties.

At the end of the half, Nick Felke led the Tigers with 13 points, while freshman Cole Brady would put up four of his six total points off the bench to tilt the lead in DePauw's favor.

The Tigers put on a shooting clinic at the beginning of the second half, scoring 11 points in the first five minutes, giving DePauw a cushion early in the half.

Though the Tigers shot just 30% from behind the arc, its dominance in the paint outscoring Oberlin 24-8 played a significant role in its lead swelling to as much as 15 points with just four minutes left in the game.

Finishing the game on top was in large part thanks to a combination of scoring by Felke, Elijah Hales (13 points), and Nolan Ginther, who finished with a double-double (11 rebounds and 13 points), while also leading the team in assists (4).

The Tigers move to 10-9 overall and host Hiram on Friday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. at Neal Fieldhouse.

 

 

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